Today Capcom published its line-up for Tokyo Game Show, spearheaded by Dai Gyakuten Saiban, and there’s a rather evident gap in that list: the upcoming PS4 exclusive Deep Down is nowhere to be seen.
This could mean either good or bad tidings for the massively anticipated and visually striking free to play RPG.
Of course the first idea that comes to mind is that the game’s development has run into problems so serious that the developer isn’t considering showing another playable demo publicly after last year’s appearance.
That is definitely a possibility, but it conflicts with what the team shared in the past few months, adamantly maintaining that development has been going smoothly despite the delay of the beta.
The second option is more positive: Capcom promised news about the beta in August, and that the one happened in July would be the last delay. This means that a start of the beta for the Japanese market in September would be a realistic expectation. After all a sizable portion of the game has been playable since the last Tokyo Game Show in September 2013. The demo was solid enough that Sony used it to promote the PS4 across Japan before the launch of the console.
Tokyo Game Show is going to run between September 18th and September 21st, and a beta in September would most probably justify a no-show for the game at the event, as it wouldn’t make much sense to feature a game heavily at a show when it’s already available to everyone on their own PS4 for free.
Of course we won’t really be able to know until Capcom makes its expected beta announcement, but there are only eleven days until the end of August, so further news shouldn’t be too far.